Several years ago the New Image group had a Hardware show.
At that time I started drawing (with colored pencils) many of the
old tools I found around our home as seen in this sketchbook.
After the drawings I embroidered each tool, life size.
This is Timeless Tools created for that Hardware show.
The hands in the center panel I consider the original tools.
Total size of the 3 panels is 15 by 65 inches.
This detail shows that the embroidered tools are
appliqued to two layers of window screening
with HARDWARE written on the bottom layer.
I recently found an old photo of some tools hanging in our garage.
I have started embroidering many of them in a
smaller size than the originals.
I will rearrange them on some kind of a shelf or hanging device.
These will include a few tools I hadn't used before as well as
odd images that will not necessarily belong.
So this is the beginning of a new hardware piece.